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1 Brunswick Trading–Antiques,Vintage and Tatuaje Cigar

Looking for a unique gift or conversation piece for your home? 1 Brunswick Trading has what you are looking for! This quaint shop is full of antique items to begin or add to your collection with one of a kind vintage objects, including crystal, coins silver, linens, jewelry, books and ephemera. Peter and Mary Ann Johnson opened their shop in 2016 and do a wonderful job of curating the items you'll find inside. They are both very knowledgeable and can tell you the history of the objects in the shop and answer any questions you may have.

1 Brunswick Trading is also your local source to award-winning Tatuaje Cigars, an exclusive brand of premium hand rolled cigars created by their son Pete Johnson in Los Angeles. They offer a large variety of cigars rolled in Miami and Nicaragua, some exclusively sold at 1 Brunswick Trading. You can also find a selection of antique tobbaciana and other cigar related products. 

Stop by the shop located at 259 Water Street, on the stairwell under the black awning to learn more about these popular cigars and check out all of the antique and vintage collectibles that are available and find them on Facebook.

Store hours: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sun & Mon

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Spoke Coffee is now open!!

The long anticipated opening of the coffee shop on the corner has arrived! Located at 153 Water Street, in front of Bateau Brewing,  Spoke Collaborative is open Wed - Sun from  8am-2pm. With cozy indoor seating and outside cafe tables, Spoke and is a great spot to enjoy a delicious coffee or tea and a bite to eat - including goodies from Slates Bakery! Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates. 

City of Gardiner Arcade Parking Space Closures

Beginning Monday, July 25 through the end of September McKay Park (between the Bud Bar and Niche Inc) and a portion of Arcade Parking Lot will be closed due to the McKay Park Renovation Project. Everything inside the red outline will be closed. This project is funded in part through the Office of Community Development & HUD. Should you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the City of Gardiner Economic Development/Planning Department at 582-6892. Thank you for your patience as we renovate this beautiful downtown greenspace.

Want to help plan downtown Main Street events?
Join Our Promotions Team!

Gardiner Main Street's Promotions Team is involved in marketing the downtown district’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens and visitors. This team organizes and manages special events to bring people to our historic downtown.

We're looking to grow this team and are looking into a new meeting time. If you would like to learn more about our events and marketing efforts and helping to plan them, please fill out this survey to share your availability to help us find a time that works for all those interested! Meeting attendance is not a requirement to help the team out, but the more ideas and perspectives we have in one room the better!

This group usually meets monthly for a 1 hour meeting, sometimes more often when planning major events. We meet in person in our office and also offer a hybrid zoom-in option. Learn about our other teams and their work on our website:

Swine & Stein Brewfest Tickets: On Sale Aug 1st

In this heatwave you might be thinking about crisp autumn weather. Here's another reason to be wishing for fall  – Swine & Stein Brewfest on October 8th!! Get ready to celebrate the season and enjoy all-day tastings from over twenty craft beverage producers from across the state with live bands, food trucks, and more – all in the streets of downtown Gardiner.

Purchase your all-inclusive tasting tickets starting on August 1st and support Gardiner Main Street’s annual fundraiser. General Admission tickets are $40. Access the premier VIP tasting hour from 12 to 1pm for $50. Non-drinking tickets are $10 and include unlimited soda and water. 

Learn more a get tickets starting Aug 1st at


Artdogs Variations Show

The 13th annual Variations exhibition celebrates selected works from the Artdogs studio artists; new artwork. Now on view through August 6th at Circling The Square Fine Art Press located at 275 Water Street. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

Visit or call 582-6600 for more information

Johnson Hall Free Summer Waterfront Concerts

Friday nights June 17th - August 26th, Waterfront Park

Johnson Hall in Gardiner is proud to present the 2022 Free Waterfront Summer Concert Series at Gardiner’s waterfront every Friday night through August 26th.

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great music. We will have food vendors and children’s activities with balloon animals and face painting and free giveaways. Also, there will be free crafters, artists, vendors, and more. 
  • Friday 7/22, 6-7:30pm:The Boneheads
  • Friday 7/29, 6-7:30pm:Pan Fried Steel
View the full summer concert schedule at

Arielle Silver: Live Accoustic Concert

Thursday, July 28th at 7pm at Monkitree, 263 Water St

Los Angeles-based Americana songwriter, Arielle Silver, will perform an acoustic concert at Monkitree on July 28. This performance is part of Silver’s East Coast album release tour, in celebration of A Thousand Tiny Torches. Silver will perform songs from the new album, alongside songs written during the COVID quarantine quiet, now slated for a 2023 album. A consummate storyteller, her rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies, echoing her tours and travels across the American heartland. Attendees can expect masterful songs and storytelling in Silver’s first visit to Maine since 2006.

Tickets at $15 and can be purchased online HERE

Live Music at Table Bar

Thursday 7/28, 7-9pm, Table Bar, 207 Water Street

Join the folks at Table Bar as they welcome Dead Gowns and Madi Diaz on 7/28 for some music in the bar.
For more details visit

Thursday Night Live Music @ Bateau Brewing:

Live Bands Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Bateau Brewing, 149 Water St.
  • The Court Jesters: July 28th
Enjoy the warm weather while jamming with live music every Thursday night!  Bateau Brewing has delicious brews, a tasty food truck, and an unbeatable view of the Kennebec River!! Visit Bateau Brewing on Facebook for more info.

Library Puppet Show & Craft

Thursday, July 28th, 10am at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St

Student Puppeteers, Aero (10) and Finn (13), will share a short children’s puppet show! With the help of their puppet friends from Barnabis & His Gang of Goofballs, you will learn all about what it takes to make a garden grow. The show will be in the 2nd floor Children's Library and followed by a paper bag puppet making craft. Watch Barnabis & His Gang of Goofballs at their YouTube channel. For more information visit
Traffic Alert: If you haven't heard yet there is some exciting news in our area this month- the Maine Iron Man 70.3 will be held in Augusta on Sunday, July 31st. The marathon race begins at 6am with swimming, biking and running routes taking athletes through parts of Augusta and surrounding towns all the way to Richmond.

Keep in mind that weekend that there will be an influx of visitors coming into the area to support the athletes and watch the race and road closures and traffic delays will occur. Gardiner roads impacted will be Route 126, West Hill Rd, Highland Ave, Adams St, and Northern Ave from 7:30-11am. More info HERE


The Blind Pig Tavern
266 Water Street
Trivia & Tacos: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Karaoke: Wednesdays 6-9pm
Bateau Brewing
149 Water Street
Trivia Night: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Summer Live Music: Thursdays 6-8pm

Niche Inc
307 Water Street
Magic The Gathering: Fridays 2-7pm
Gardiner Public Library
149 Water Street
ME Career Center: Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
Children's' Storytime with Miss Ginni: Tuesdays at 10am
Gardiner Waterfront Park Cruise Nights
Every Thursday, 5-7pm

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Support Local With A Gift For Any Occasion!

Not sure what to give someone? Don't have time to shop? Support our local businesses with the flexible downtown gift card program - The Gift of Gardiner!  This Gardiner Main Street gift check program may be used at over 30 participating Gardiner businesses.

$20 Gift of Gardiner certificates are available year-round at the Camden National Bank Gardiner branch at 190 Water Street.

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